According to the International Society of Wedding Photographers, the average photographer spends over 28 percent of their business time staring at a computer screen editing. It is no secret that I, for obvious reasons, am a huge proponent of outsourcing most, if not all, of your post-production workflow. That said, there are times when outsourcing does not make sense entirely. So whether you outsource or keep everything in-house, the following tips and tricks can help you manage the amount of time sunk into all those onerous computer tasks.
Get into a routine of doing the same thing when you return from every shoot. Put your memory cards and camera gear in the same spot every time. Everything you do should be muscle memory. This will cut down on the possibility of gear and images being misplaced and will save time when you are ready to go out on the next shoot because you are not trying to track down your gear. Get into the habit of checking and cleaning all your gear the night before a wedding. The next day you are ready to roll out the door knowing you are not rushing and stupidly forgetting something. Confession. Early in my career I once rushed out the door and forgot both my Nikon D2H batteries charging on the table. I had to send my second photographer back to get them.
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